High Ranked Article Directories

High Ranked Article Directories

Pagerank is a number that search engines like Google assign a website based on it’s relevance and importance. No one knows for sure, but there is some secret algorythm that Google uses to decide what websites deserve what ranking. The criteria has changed over the years. Pagerank use to be much easier to acquire. Now it’s a lot harder which is why it makes sense for article marketers to submit their articles to directories that not only get a great deal of traffic but also are highly ranked.

If a site with a high rank has a link on it to your site, it’s like being associated with one of the “cool kids”. You gain instant credibility in Google’s eyes. But all high pagerank backlinks are not equal. There are some article directories who use a “nofollow” policy on the links in their resource boxes. That means that you don’t benefit from any of the wonderful pageranking juice by having a link there. You can only benefit from the traffic (the readers) who will hopefully click on your link and visit you.

So should you submit to article directories that use the “NoFollow” policy for their links? For me it depends on how many people in my niche I believe frequent that directory. If I think they visit that directory or that directory holds major ranking in the search engines for my keywords, then I say yes. That traffic and potential clicks is worth the submission.

So here’s the deal. I’ve gathered a short list of high ranked article directories on the web, their pagerank, and whether or not they support “Do Follow” links in their resource boxes or the “No Follow” policy. Submit articles based on your discretion…

High Ranked Article Directories – PR8

1. ehow.com (No Follow)
This is a very popular and highly trafficked website, so you would definitely benefit from the traffic clicking back to your site, BUT you will not benefit from any of their ranking power.

2. Squidoo.com
This isn’t quite a typical article directory, but you can build a “lens” over at Squidoo and fill it with content and articles on your topic. For awhile, Squidoo lenses ranked super well, like Wikipedia pages — they still have superior ranking but they are not quite a “sure thing” as they use to be. Still it is totally worth building a Squidoo page on your topic.

3. Technorati.com
Technorati has evolved over the past two years. This is a great place to submit articles and benefit from it’s huge traffic streams and pagerank.

High Ranked Article Directories – PR7

4. Suite101.com
I have a soft spot for this site. Great ranking and high article standards make this a really great spot for submitting articles.

5. ArticlesAlley.com (NoFollow)

6. TheFreeLibarary.com

High Ranked Article Directories – PR6

Here’s where we get to quite a few of the well-known article directories. They all have great pagerank, high traffic, but submission guidelines vary and quite a few are NoFollow.

7. EzineArticles.com
Highly Recommended for beginners. Very supportive and active community.

8. Hubpages.com
Site functions a lot like Squidoo – creating content rich pages.

9. ArticlesBase.com (NoFollow)

10. Buzzle.com

11. Helium.com (NoFollow)

12. Brighthub.com

13. SelfGrowth.com
This site is especially useful for soft topic niches such as relationships, wellness, life coaching, therapists, chiropractors, etc.

14. isnare.com

High Ranked Article Directories – PR5

15. ArticleSnatch.com (NoFollow)

16. ArticleAlley.com (NoFollow)

17. Bukisa.com (NoFollow)

18. ArticleDashboard.com

19. IdeaMarketers.com

20. ArticleCity.com

21. SearchWarp.com (NoFollow)

22. SooperArticles.com

23. ArticleTrader.com

24. A1articles.com (NoFollow)

25. Triond.com

26. ArticleBlast.com

27. Site-Reference.com

28. ArticleSlash.net


  1. says

    Av most excellent resource Lisa, thank you.

    I’m not sure if I introduced myself yet, but I am a new subscriber of yours. I’ve always wanted to start real article marketing but have yet to include it in my arsenal…now that i have found an expert you can expect to see me a lot more often. :)

  2. says

    Two questions:

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    • says

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  3. says

    Thanks for a huge High PR and Do follow List. That’s really a fantastic post! I have already posted in this Articles site if you have any other High PR and Do follow List article list send to me.

  4. says

    Hi Lisa,

    This is an excellent article, for all levels, because I wonder just how many person realize that not all directories provide backlinks to our blog. Thanks for taking the time to do the research and I’ll be placing a link on my post to this article for the benefit of my readers.

    Thanks again.

    • says

      Thanks so much Yvonne. I know — I’m sure a lot of people would be surprised to realize that many directories are not sharing the link love. I think that’s mean spirited though! Hope to see you over here again.

    • says

      I have some articles on Goarticles because SubmitYourArticle submits some of my articles to them. They have great traffic, but a PR rank of 4, which is why they didn’t make this particular list.

  5. says

    Excellent post Lisa. I am now switching to just focussing on about 40 high quality directories after being duped into buying one of the mass article submission software packages. This simply had lots of poor quality directories and only a small percentage of submissions worked – most being NoFollow links so all a bit pointless. Don’t buy these gimmicks people!

  6. says

    Thanks for the great list. I have a quick question. Do those website’s Dofollow/Nofollow attributes constant. I mean It used to be no follow and not it is Do Follow or vice versa?

    • says

      GoArticles has great traffic and is a dofollow directory which is very important but didn’t make this particular list because they have a PageRank of 3. I do recommend submitting to this directory though.

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